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April 12 @ 5:45 pm - April 14 @ 6:45 pm

Free – R100.00

Every year we celebrate this event with a traditional two-day fasting purification practice known as Nyungnay, using the practice known as Drop of Essential Nectar. During this practice, we emphasize compassion, the very heart of enlightenment, by engaging in prostrations to 1,000 armed Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Compassion.

It is very powerful for purifying negative karma of body, speech, and mind, and for pacifying strong delusions such as desirous attachment and hatred. It is also a special method for receiving blessings and improving our experience of love, compassion, and Bodhichitta.

Wrapped within the practice of Mahayana Precepts, it involves fasting and making three sessions of prostrations, with the sadhana “Drop of Essential Nectar,” over two days. Usually, the second day is accompanied by a full fast, although strongly recommended, this is not compulsory. 

We will be using the prayer booklet “Drop of Essential Nectar”, which is available for purchase in our shop if you wish.  

Everyone is welcome to join us for this special retreat.


( NB If it is your first time, it is essential that you attend the introduction to this Retreat, 12th April, 17:45 – 19:45 as no explanation will be given during the Retreat ) 


Programme of events: 


Friday 12th

Introduction 17:45 – 18:45


Saturday 13th 

Precepts: 06:30 – 07:00

Session 1: 07:00 – 08:30

Session 2: 10:00-11:20

Lunch 12:00  (R100 for lunch and refreshments payable at the centre)

Session 3: 14:00-15:20

Wishfulfilling Jewel with a food offering: 16:00 -17:00


Sunday 14th 

Precepts: 06:30 – 07:00

Session 1: 07:00 – 08:30

Session 2: 10:00 – 11:20

Heart Jewel Prayers: 14:00 -14:45

Session 3: 15:30 – 16:50


We’d love to see you.


About the Teacher  

As a student of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, Gen Kelsang Mila is a modern – day Kadampa Nun and the resident teacher of Vajrapani Kadampa Buddhist Centre. She has been a student of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for 19 years and ordained for thirteen years. Her teachings are always practical and easy to apply to everyday life.


How to join in?

In Person at Vajrapani Kadampa Buddhist Center

The Woods, 345 Jan Smuts Ave, Upper level, Craighall Park, 2196

Please use the Rothesay Avenue entrance to the parking lot. Park at Baby City and use those steps to come up to the upper level courtyard.

You are invited to arrive a few  minutes before the event starts to register and settle in or have a cup of tea or coffee.  We have a book shop to browse, water on sale. There is secure and ample parking.  


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April 12 @ 5:45 pm
April 14 @ 6:45 pm
Free – R100.00
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Vajrapani Kadampa Buddhist Centre
073 585 2557


Gen Kelsang Mila


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